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Leon Jean-Marie is a 24-year-old multi-instrumentalist and singer creating music that is funky, bluesy and soulful.

Leon Jean-Marie’s first involvement with music came aged 10, when his dad bought him a guitar, kindling an early love of Nirvana and Led Zeppelin. In his mid-teens he was part of a five-part R&B group called Syndicate.

Syndicate recorded some demos in a top-flight London studio. One of the owners of the studio spotted his enthusiasm and gave Leon Jean-Marie a job as runner. As he learnt his way round a mixing desk, Leon began experimenting with his own tunes, and immersing himself in the world of music production.

A few years later he went to University, but dropped out to move to London and to enter the world of the music industry. At first things didn’t go well and Leon was frustrated, with so many ideas but nowhere to put them down. Eventually though his perseverance paid off and after creating a word-of-mouth buzz around himself, hip-hop producer Mark Ronson called to say he’d be happy to collaborate.

Leon Jean-Marie’s debut album is due for release in Summer 2007, he has been working with Mark Ronson in New York, Swedish producers Bloodshy and Gorillaz producers The Rural.

His first release is the limited edition seven-inch ‘Scratch’/’Make It Right’.

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